16th June 2014, Rajgurunagar
Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune celebrated its 17th Foundation Day on 16th June 2014.
Dr. Y.S. Nerkar, Former Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He also delivered the Foundation Day lecture.
Dr. P.S. Minhas, Director, NIASM, Baramati and Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director, NRCG, Pune were the guests of honour.
Earlier, Dr. Jai Gopal, Director, DOGR welcomed the Dignitaries and presented a review of DOGR development and the status of onion and garlic in the country, while Dr. V. Mahajan, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) presented the achievements of the DOGR.
Mr. Namdeorao Yadavrao Adhau, Progressive farmer was honoured for his contributions to the popularization of DOGR technologies. Two former employees of DOGR were also facilitated for their services on this occasion. Dignitaries also released a publication ‘Improved cultivation practices for Onion’ on the occasion.
Scientists, KVK representatives, DOGR staff and more than 35 farmers participated in the event.
(Source: DOGR, Rajgurunagar)